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NZEB – Towards Net Zero Energy Solar Buildings

 

IEA Joint Project SHC Task 40/ ECBCS Annex 52

Within the IEA Joint project experts from 18 countries discuss the definition and methodology of net zero energy solar buildings, develop tools and guidelines to provide builders and planners and innovative solution-sets for market adoption.

The “Net Zero” - Option

While “net zero” or “plus-energy” concepts are already widely used for marketing purposes all over the world an international harmonized definition and methodology is missing. A key issue is the (superficial) simplicity of the concept, which turns to be a big challenge: The first strategy is to reduce energy demand through suitable architectural design and improved building envelopes. But, addressing the limitations of autonomous buildings, while still achieving “zero”, leads to utility-connected solutions to optimize energy-generation, distribution and storage. This “net zero” approach (NZEB) still incorporates on-site renewable energy but the focus is on achieving an annual balance of energy-supply and demand through interactions with grids.

National contact
DI Armin Knotzer
AEE - Institute for Sustainable Technologies
Feldgasse 19, A- 8200 Gleisdorf
Mailto: a.knotzer@aee.at

Project – partners:
Austria
Australia
Belgium
Canada
Denmark
Germany
Italy
France
Finland
Republic of Korea
New Zealand
Norway
Portugal
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
United Kingdome
USA

Task-website:
http://www.iea-shc.org/task40/


Client:

Bundesminister für Verkehr, Innovation und Technologie (BMVIT)

Progress:

finished

Publications:

 
 
 

 
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International conference on high-quality retrofit and redensification with timber constraction systems

Venue: Messecongress Graz, Messeplatz 1, 8010 Graz, Austria - 17.-19.Jun.2015

Organiser: AEE INTEC

 
EVENTS

Fr. 19. Jun. 15

Experten-Tagung: Förderprogramm „Solare Großanlagen“ - Ergebnisse aus 40 wissenschaftlich begleiteten Projekten

Venue: Regionales Bildungszentrum WIFI Perg, Haydnstraße 4, 4320 Perg, OÖ

Organiser: AEE INTEC, Klima u. Energiefonds, OÖ Energiesparverband

Fr. 26. Jun. 15

qm heizwerke Weiterbildungsveranstaltung

Venue: forumKloster, Rathausplatz 5, 8200 Gleisdorf, Austria

Organiser: AEE INTEC, klimaaktiv qm heizwerke Programmmanagement

18. - 22. May. 15

SMART GRIDS WEEK | WIEN 2015

Venue: The Stage – TECH GATE VIENNA, Donau-City-Straße 1, 1220 Wien

Organiser: Bundesministerium für Verkehr, Innovation und Technologie